Multibillion cross-border deals return

M&A activity is at a level dealmakers have not seen since 2008

Ebay free to focus on its core

Ebay will be able to reinvest its own cash flow and margins

RAC van

Buyout managers face investor competition

Years of low interest rates push big funds to invest cash directly

Ireland under pressure over low tax rates

Country at centre of controversy over corporate tax avoidance

Ebay/PayPal: for spin-off, by owner

New listing! Two internet giants in good condition.

Surge in M&A deals in 2014

In the first three quarters the value of M&A hit $2.66tn

Google faces German order over profiling

Search group told users must have chance to object to data gathering

Innovation key to solo PayPal

Independence could make it easier for payments company to keep ahead

Michelle Yeoh stars in Ang Lee's film "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" in this undated handout photo released to the media on July 17, 2012. Best Foreign Film Oscar-winning "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" became the highest grossing foreign film in the U.S. in 2001. Source: Edko Films via Bloomberg
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Cinemas/Netflix: moving picture

Online video company wants to change the business model

Ebay to spin off payments arm PayPal

Move follows pressure from activist investor Carl Icahn

News Corp buys US property website Move

$950m deal is media group’s largest since it separated from Fox

Donahoe argued against PayPal spin-off

Ebay chief pushed for keeping businesses under single ownership

Timeline: The rise of PayPal

From start-up to online payments powerhouse

Q&A: Brussels tackles Ireland over Apple tax

European Commission argues tech group received state support

Fields’ Ford strategy to pursue two roads

Carmaker gambles on revamped F150 and luxury division to deliver a greater share of profits

Apple advisers and Irish Revenue extracts

Notes published by European Commission of interviews between Apple tax advisers and Irish Revenue

Brussels hits at Apple’s Irish tax deals

US tech giant may face penalty running into billions of euros

Apple to sell iPhone 6 in China

US group approved after assuaging security concerns

Netflix in deal with BT-backed YouView

US streaming service to partner UK internet TV platform

US regulators monitor Pimco $223bn fund

SEC warns investors to consider consequences of pulling money

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